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May 12, 2014

William Robert Newberry III, PhD

HOOVER — William Robert Newberry III, PhD.

Funeral services for William Robert Newberry III, PhD., 74, of Hoover will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 15, 2014, at Blair Congregational Methodist Church, Dr. Lowell Vann officiating, with interment in Blair Cemetery. The body will lie in state from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the church.

Cullman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Dr. Newberry passed away Sunday, May 11, at Brookwood Medical Center. He was born Sept. 7, 1939, to Willa Ailene Gilpatrick and William Robert Newberry Jr. He served in the U.S. Navy and graduated from the University of Alabama with a PhD in chemistry. Dr. Newberry retired from the U.S. Department of Energy.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Newberry; two sons, William Robert (Lisa) Newberry IV and Kenneth James (Cheryl) Newberry Sr.; brother, James Curtis (Tiffany) Newberry; sister, Karen Newberry (Gordon) Gregory; nine grandchildren, Elizabeth N. (Nathan) Coshatt, Kenneth James (Charman) Newberry Jr., Jennifer N. (Martin) Castre, Anthony Newberry, Stephanie N. Pennington, Joshua Ryan (Joy) Newberry, Celeste N. (Chris) Malloy, William R. Newberry V and Heather Rose Newberry; nine great-grandchildren, Eris Jade Newberry, Kenneth J. Newberry III, Kellen J. Newberry, Gerard M. Coshatt, Sabastian Coshatt, Serenity Coshatt, Dominic Coshatt, Ryan L. Castre and Lucas Pennington; and a host of family and friends.

Friends may sign the online guestbook at www.cullmanfuneralhome.com.

 

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